2019 Program Archive: Iceland's Vanishing Beauty Lecture by Michael Kienitz

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Wednesday, 6:15pm to 7:30pm

Join us at the Madison Ballroom B for an evening lecture by Michael Kienitz to learn about the changing climate induced landscape in Iceland. Iceland’s Vanishing Beauty, is a photography and video collection which has been gathered in Southeast Iceland, at Vatnajökull National Park. Using conventional digital cameras and drones equipped with cameras this five year project documents the glacial geomorphology which covers over 8 % of the country. The imagery shows wide immersive shots of the glacial terrain which has been dramatically impacted by climate change. This unusual beauty is elusive due to climate change, volcanic eruptions and other environmental factors. Those who attend this presentation will come away with a visual reminder of at least two things. The impact of climate change on Iceland’s glaciers and the continual change and transformation of Iceland’s dramatic beauty.

The project was done by Michael Kienitz, a photojournalist for 46 years whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, Life, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and many other publications. His award winning work has also been exhibited in the United States and Europe.